Thai Word of the Day: “mai dee phaw” (ไม่ดีพอ)

“mai dee phaw” (ไม่ดีพอ) can be used in the following ways:

adjective: is not good enough

The adjective “mai dee phaw” (ไม่ดีพอ) is used for saying that you are not satisfied with what someone has done or is offering you.


– ter kid waa chan mai dee phaw sam-rap luuk-chai kawng-ter
(She thinks I’m not good enough for her son)
– tuk-yaang thee phom tham man mai keuy dee phaw sam-rap ter
(Everything I do is never good enough for her)
– “phom kaw-thod thee phom ma saai” “man mai dee phaw. man bpen wan thee sawng dtid-dtaw gan leuy”
(“I’m sorry I’m late” “It’s not good enough. It’s the second day in a row”)

Li Morrissey
Course Co-ordinator & Tutor
Thai Language Tuition UK